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2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: G John Simpson


Big Board ranking: #60

Positional ranking: #1

 

Overview

Position: G

College: Clemson

Class: Senior

Age: 22

 

Measurables

Height: 6’4 1/8”

Weight: 321 lbs.

Arm length: 34 1/8”

Hand size: 11 1/4″

 

Athletic testing

40-yard dash: 5.24 sec.

Vertical jump: 30.0”

Broad jump: 107.0”

Bench press: 34 reps

3-cone drill: 8.03 sec.

Short shuttle: 4.87 sec.

 

Strengths

Prototype overall size with tremendous length for a guard. Extremely powerful. Huge hands. Very stout against power rushes. Impressive functional athleticism for his size/strength. Great technique as both a run blocker and pass protector. Base is strong and balanced. Combination of power and length allows him to easily turn and seal defenders. Bulldozer when he gets going as a lead blocker. Will drive guys to the ground. Very effective on down blocks. Accurately strikes opponents in the chest. Mauler when he engages. Length helps make up for a lack of quickness. Quick to recognize when he should switch blocks. Stays square and ready to strike in pass protection. Great awareness scanning the field in pass protection. Good timing on screen passes (sells them). Plays with desired demeanor/physicality. Former wrestler.

 

Weaknesses

Feet are a little plodding overall. Below average acceleration and has some stiffness. Gets beaten by quick moves inside too often.

 

NFL comparison

Ronald Leary

 

Conclusion

Overall, Simpson is a powerful, intelligent interior blocker that can move defenders in the running game and anchor down as a guardian in pass protection. He should hear his name called relatively early on Day 2 and has a good shot at being the first player at his position selected.

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